Colin Potter is a hero of DIY, due mainly to his formation of ICR(integrated circuit Records), and his ground-breaking electronica, both solo and with stellar luminaries such as Nurse with Wound etc. He is what Daniel Miller, aka The Normal, could have become; instead of a millionaire music mogul.
In tribute, I begin a series of Integrated Circuit Records releases from the early eighties, starting with Colin’s First solo cassette release on ICR….”The Scythe”, which is fantastic.
I have no picture of Colin Potter here, because I have never,or want to, see a picture of him. The cult of personality is not something that enhances music, in fact it harms its mythology irrevocably. Myth building is something that has become almost impossible in the modern media fueled orgy of celebrity. Nothing is more deflating than meeting your idols in the shiny spot scarred flesh of reality……ugh! In fact don’t have idols at all you sad little creeps, have and appreciate someone like Colin Potter, with his mr. Everyman name, and ego-less graft in the shadows of mainstream ‘Dumb’ culture.
Now us musicians/non-musicians have the anonymity of the internet, these days can return again.When artists images could be formed in the minds of the beholders, and not on the glossy video sets of mass re-education channels like M.T. fucking V!
“Colin Potter is a sound engineer and musician. He has been involved in the field of electronic and experimental music for over thirty years. Based at his own IC studio, he has recorded, produced and distributed a wide array of projects. He has gained a reputation for innovative mixing and sound processing, working with artists such as Current 93, Fovea Hex, Ora, Organum, Monos, Andrew Chalk, Jonathan Coleclough and, most notably, with Steven Stapleton on many albums by the renowned Nurse With Wound.” (From ICR’s Website…..Click Here!)
Colin Potter – “The Scythe” (Integrated Circuit Records ICR02) 1981:
|A2||I Like Your Elbows|
|A3||Murder By Furniture|
|B3||B. Hind (U)|
|B4||The Last Train|
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